Sunday, February 21, 2021

Tip#1236: The Recipe For Resilience, Perseverance & Indestructible Optimism, Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind


This is Day 341 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

An amazing synchronicity happened this week that blew my mind! I received a shiny gold envelope from a friend and even though I knew what was inside a voice inside me said not to open it until the next day. The next day I had a chat with a friend who was enthusiastic about a new movie he saw called Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind. This conversation re-ignited my interest in the existence of alien life which I’ve been fascinated with since I was a kid. In fact, my favourite film growing up was Close Encounters of the Third Kind! 


Right after this conversation it felt it was time to open up the gold envelope. Inside was an autographed trading card from my actress friend Avaah Blackwell of her alien character Osnullus, who is part of the bridge crew on Star Trek: Discovery. First, as a Star Trek nerd, I was thrilled to receive this fantastic gift! Secondly I laughed at the profound timing of seeing this image of an alien and my discussion about alien contact with my friend! 

This all prompted me to watch the film. And it blew my mind even further! It reminded me that movies with answers to life always arrive at the right time for me. 


Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind (2020) 

The documentary film, Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, presents the most controversial information ever released to the public featuring Dr. Steven Greer, ufologist and retired traumatologist who founded the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Disclosure Project. This mesmerizing movie shows fascinating footage of ufo’s from around the world while bringing up many thought provoking insights about the power of our minds and thought.
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I’ve always believed in life on other planets so for me the amazing footage in this documentary was intriguing. What surprised me was all the other material that reflected my own studies of positive thinking and creative visualization for manifesting the life we want. I felt the deeper message of this film was to remind us about the power of meditation and focused thoughts. They even featured the beautiful photography of Dr. Emoto of ice crystals after they had been subjected to positive and negative words and thoughts like “Hope” or “You disgust me”. 


I highly recommend seeing this film as entertainment first. And if you happened to be inspired by what it presents then hopefully that brings light to whatever life challenges you are having right now. For me, this film, my conversation with my friend and receiving that Star Trek alien card were all connected through the magic of synchronicity. 

Synchronicity is about recognizing coincidences as something much more meaningful in our lives in that moment. It’s about trusting in the unknown and that your gut and intuition is talking to you providing answers you’ve been seeking. You just have to be open to hearing it. So be open today for some magical connections that could lead you down an exciting and unexpected path! 

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Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween 
Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
 
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015
 

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 

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A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Tip#1235: The Recipe For Resilience, Perseverance & Indestructible Optimism, Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius


This is Day 334 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

I’ve been feeling re-energized and rejuvenated leading my seasonal depression to be more stable thanks to a number of nutritional changes to my diet. For the past two weeks I’ve been making delicious blueberry smoothies daily which are filled with brain foods/super food ingredients like blueberries, almond meal and raw ginger. 

Read more: My Winter Blues Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

I also continue to research bottled mineral-rich waters and the historical healing claims of brands such as San Pellegrino and Fiuggi. I’ve also started taking Sunwarrior Liquid Light that is bursting with nutrients missing from foods because of mineral depleted soil. 


Synchronistically I was then recommended to see Down to Earth with Zac Efron, Season 1, Episode 2 featuring Anna Kendrick and water sommelier Martin Reise which was brimming with insights about what the healthiest bottle waters are. 

Read more of my summaries on the health benefits of:
San Pellegrino Mineral Water
Fiuggi Mineral Water Part 1
Fiuggi Mineral Water Part 2
Down to Earth with Zac Efron - Mineral Waters
Sunwarrior Liquid Light

Cinematic medicine, in the form of comedy films from the 80’s, have also been re-energizing me through my winter blues. Two movies happened to star Val Kilmer and I’ve loved them since they were first released. I was so happy they still hold up 40 years later. Laughter can be an amazing energy elixir! 

Top Secret! (1984) 

The comedy film, Top Secret!, is a parody of WWII spy movies and 60’s musicals starring Elvis Presley. It’s about an American rock and roll singer Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer) becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany. Also starring Hillary Flammond (Lucy Gutteridge) alongside a supporting cast featuring Omar Sharif, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, and Jeremy Kemp.
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This creatively witty parody comes from the creators of Airplane! and The Naked Gun film series and still makes me laugh decades later. Some of the comedy is so inventive and film lovers will really appreciate some of the amazing sight gags and hilarious weirdness of some of the scenes. This was also Kilmer’s first movie role and he sings all the Elvis-style songs.


Real Genius (1985) 

The comedy film, Real Genius, is about genius Chris Knight (Val Kilmer) in his senior year working on a chemical laser with new young prodigy Mitch Taylor (Gabriel Jarret). This highly entertaining and funny film has a wonderful cast that also includes William Atherton, Michelle Meyrink and Robert Prescott.
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This film is so much fun and the cast is note-perfect! I loved all the interactions and also seeing how genius minds can be brilliant, inventive, playful and silly all at the same time. There is also something heartwarming of how each of these quirky, eccentric geniuses look out for each other. And seeing this also injects a sense of joy into my spirit! Highly recommend! 


When you feel the need to rejuvenate just remember that simple diet changes can help feed your brain and body in a positive, uplifting way. Nutrient rich waters and food can make a difference in your focus and resilience. Add to that the re-energizing power of cinematic medicine and you’ll be feeling re-vitalized in no time! 

Join my free monthly Zoom group: High Notes Movie Club 

Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween

Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 

Part 30 – Moonstruck 
Part 31 – Remember the Night
 
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland 

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• Social Media Consulting Services: www.SocialMediaWingman.com

Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Award-winning Illustrator | Movie Blogger | Speaker | Foodie
Discover Movies As Inspirational Learning Tools!
See website: www.MoviesForMotivation.com
 
© Emmanuel Lopez 2021

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Tip#1234: The Recipe For Resilience, Perseverance & Indestructible Optimism, Part 40 – Cinderella 2015


This is Day 327 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

One of the silver linings of spending time alone in lockdown during this long pandemic was learning to be kinder to myself. Showing myself kindness and more self-love has helped me feel more worthy and deserving of the joys this world has to offer. And, in turn, I am more rejuvenated to extend kindness and joy to others! 

Random acts of kindness to myself helped me say yes to treats that I normally would’ve talked myself out of having such as ordering a whole Chinese BBQ duck or a Popeye’s delicious chicken sandwich. I also treated myself over these many months with high quality foods like farm fresh pastured eggs, cod liver oil from Norway and lots of delicious, raw, unpasteurized cheeses from France! 

These high quality foods were expensive and would have been the reason not to get them but my acts of self-kindness helped increase my self-worth and know in my heart that “I AM WORTH IT!”. And I know that this personal achievement was a result of acknowledging and healing childhood bullying. Thanks to years of empowering group therapy I learned that bullying had sabotaged my self-worth and self-esteem. 

I am grateful that I continue to heal a little more each day thanks to my therapy tools such as daily affirmations and movie therapy. And this theme of kindness popped up unexpectedly in a Disney film that I recently saw. It also had the theme of bullying and how to stay resilient! 

Cinderella (2015) 

The romantic fantasy film, Cinderella, is based on the folk tale and Walt Disney's 1950 animated film of the same name. It’s about Cinderella (Lily James) dealing with multiple adversities in life including her wicked stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and how she finds love with a prince (Richard Madden). This wonderful live action adaptation is filled with magical scenes, outstanding, rich costumes and memorable performances by the cast that also include Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi, and Helena Bonham Carter.
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This is one of those movies that I felt magically guided to seeing years after it’s release to lift me up during seasonal, winter depression. It came at a perfect time to remind me of important life lessons. These lessons were about maintaining courage and kindness no matter what happens in life. And seeing Cinderella subjected to such cruelty and bullying by her stepmother and stepsisters was, at times, difficult to watch. I knew it was because it was mirroring my own childhood pain and helping me face my own unresolved issues. 

At the same time, I was inspired by Cinderella’s amazing resilience and perseverance and how she maintained her courage and kindness taught to her by her parents. She mirrored my own inner strengths! She has become a new cinematic role model for me because of her shining inner strengths that no one could sabotage! 

Movie heroes have the magical ability to speak to your heart and encourage you to be strong in difficult times. They can remind you to maintain confidence in yourself and to practice kindness in the face of cruelty and hopelessness. Give yourself an act of kindness today and feel revitalized and empowered to be your best, shining self! 

Join my free monthly Zoom group: High Notes Movie Club 


Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween

Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 

Part 30 – Moonstruck 
Part 31 – Remember the Night
 
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland 

 
SEE EMMANUEL's:
• Top Movies as Inspirational Learning Tools: www.Movies for Motivation.com
• Award-winning Illustrations: www.EmmanuelLopez.com
• Social Media Consulting Services: www.SocialMediaWingman.com

Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Award-winning Illustrator | Movie Blogger | Speaker | Foodie
Discover Movies As Inspirational Learning Tools!
See website: www.MoviesForMotivation.com
 
© Emmanuel Lopez 2021



Sunday, January 31, 2021

Tip#1233: The Recipe For Resilience, Perseverance & Indestructible Optimism, Part 39 – Tomorrowland


This is Day 320 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

I will always marvel over the uplifting power of cinema whenever I need it most. During one recent day of the winter blues (seasonal depression, S.A.D.) I sunk deep into that familiar state of feeling disconnected, unfocused, hopeless and my body heavy like lead being injected into my blood. Thankfully a tiny, positive voice inside me whispered that it was time to watch Disney’s Tomorrowland again. 

This film has a special meaning for me because it saved me from suicidal depression on its opening day in 2015. It transported me with brimming bright images of an exciting, futuristic world and with a young character that embodied the definition of indestructible optimism. And the message at the ending always leaves me re-energized and re-vitalized with hope and purpose! 


I have the first top two of these pins!

I loved this film so much that I purchased two replicas of the Tomorrowland pins that are part of the plot. In the story, the Passport Pin was for accessing the future world in 1964 and the Preview Pin was for 1984 to access a breathtaking virtual reality tour of Tomorrowland. All you had to do was touch the pin. And I’ve learned that all I had to do to be reminded of my own indestructible optimism was to watch this film! 

Tomorrowland (2015) 

The science fiction adventure film, Tomorrowland, is about a disillusioned, middle aged genius inventor Frank (George Clooney) and a teenage science lover, Casey (Britt Robertson) embarking on a journey to an alternate dimension known as "Tomorrowland" with the help of Athena (Raffey Cassidy). This imaginative, entertaining story is filled with stunning visuals and also stars Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn and Keegan-Michael Key.
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This is a highly underrated movie that was considered a huge box office bomb and yet it had the power to speak to me deeply about its message of optimism. It was clearly saying that no matter how bad or hopeless life may appear you can choose to believe in the brighter future you want. Casey embodies this positive spirit and attitude and helps Frank find the hope, wonder and joy he lost due to a childhood trauma. 

The film’s messages are also a big reminder that building an optimistic mindset can be fueled through Creative Visualization, Priming, NLP’s Future Pacing concepts and the RAS (reticular activating system). I highly recommend reading more about these terms and tools in previous blog posts: Tip#831 and Tip#759 

Depression can strike any of us at any time while, for others, can expect it to reoccur every year due to the winter depression (SAD) or the anniversary of a traumatic day or memory. We just need to have reminders of our inner strengths of resilience and indestructible optimism to persevere. Movies are one powerful tool you can use to re-inject hope, positivity and joy into your spirit. Find a favourite film today to re-energize yourself and feel like a warm, sunny summer day! 

Join my free monthly Zoom group: High Notes Movie Club 

Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween

Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 

Part 30 – Moonstruck 
Part 31 – Remember the Night
 
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 

SEE EMMANUEL's:
• Top Movies as Inspirational Learning Tools: www.Movies for Motivation.com
• Award-winning Illustrations: www.EmmanuelLopez.com
• Social Media Consulting Services: www.SocialMediaWingman.com

Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Award-winning Illustrator | Movie Blogger | Speaker | Foodie
Discover Movies As Inspirational Learning Tools!
See website: www.MoviesForMotivation.com
 
© Emmanuel Lopez 2021